Apple will bring iPhone 6 to 36 further countries by the end of the month

Apple is boasting that it is conducting its fastest ever rollout of a smartphone, with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus set to arrive in 36 more countries during October.

That will mean the devices are available in a total of 69 countries come the end of October – though consumers are still having a tough time getting hold of the phablet version, with the maximum three to four week wait listed at Apple's UK online store currently.

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By the end of 2014, Apple plans to have its new smartphones on sale in a total of 115 countries (although quite how those phablet stocks will hold up is another thing).

Want to know exactly which countries are getting the iPhone 6 models, and when, during October? Then here's the full breakdown:

  • 17 October: China, India and Monaco
  • 23 October: Israel
  • 24 October: Czech Republic, French West Indies, Greenland, Malta, Poland, Reunion Island and South Africa
  • 30 October: Bahrain and Kuwait
  • 31 October: Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Guam, Hungary, Iceland, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macau, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, South Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Thailand

Apple is all set to unveil new iPads later this week, on 16 October to be precise. The iPad Air 2 and refreshed iPad mini are expected to come with a fingerprint sensor (although it isn't clear if both tablets will have it at this point), and a gold colour option.

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Stayed tuned to our live iPad launch coverage and analysis for more on that event.